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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 26, 2012 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - interesting backstory for Moonalice

http://archive.org/details/moonalice2010-03-26.sbd.flac
(BTW, the Big Steve is Steve Parish)

According to Moonalice legend, skiing was invented by a member of the tribe right here in Killington. 200 years ago, this mountain was one giant hemp farm. The new United States was growing like a weed, and needed tons of hemp to support ships of sail. The harvest in 1790 was a record, going far beyond what could be sold to the sailing trade. The tribe did its best to smoke the rest, but by midwinter, they still had no solution for what to do with all the stems. That’s when a young tribe member named Outer Limits Moonalice came up with an idea. He figured that if you could use hemp to sail on water, you could use it to sail on snow. So he built himself a little sailboat and climbed to the top of Killington peak. Needless to say, the boat fell apart right away, and Outer Limits found himself screaming down the hill on a couple of hemp boards. It didn’t end well for Outer Limits, which is why thy call the place Killington.

According to Moonalice legend, Killington has an identity crisis. Originally christened Killington – due to the tragic death of Outer Limits Moonalice – the town changed its name to Sherburne in 1800 to honor Sherburne Moonalice. Pictured on today’s poster, Sherburne Moonalice invented wind-proof matches, which transformed Moonalice culture here in Vermont. And so the name remained for 199 years, until someone decided to change the name back to Killington. Apparently, the town fathers preferred celebrating the hemp-related death of Outer Limits Moonalice to the hemp-related triumph of Sherburne Moonalice. I don’t want to be critical here, but I will point out that the whole thing could have been avoided by traditional Moonalice methods: continuous inhalation of herbal entertainment until the earlier of a (1) a consensus decision or (2) unconciousness. Repeat as needed

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Poster: bailey-g Date: Mar 26, 2012 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - interesting backstory for Moonalice

They are playing the pacific grove 'good old days' festival;4/14,15.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 26, 2012 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - interesting backstory for Moonalice

Thanks for the heads up - I took my daughter to see them in PG a few years back. I can walk from my house in PG to Good Old Days (less than 3/4 of a mile). Let me know if making it that way. John Molo is a real nice guy.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 26, 2012 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - interesting backstory for Moonalice

Nice sbd. I love Moonalice. They are all very chill guys, and I especially dig Sless and Sears, but Molo is the only one I've talked to. Yes, he is an extremely nice guy and so appreciative of his fans. He often mingles with the crowd before and after shows.